European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading — 1 Feb 2017 at 18:47
The majority of MPs voted to empower the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union.
MPs were considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
The Bill's operative clause was titled: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU and stated:
- (1) The Prime Minister may notify, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU.
- (2) This section has effect despite any provision made by or under the European Communities Act 1972 or any other enactment.
The majority of MPs supported the following motion
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The support for this motion enabled the Bill to continue on its path to becoming law.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||319 (+2 tell)||1||0||97.9%|
|SNP||0||50 (+2 tell)||0||96.3%|